What book are you reading now?

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1984.

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Not so much book. although he is a prolific writer.

Alain De Botton.

'Why you will marry the wrong person'.

De Botton presents a series of talks which are very watchable. I recommend everyone spends some time watching him.

Here is one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCS6t6NUAGQ

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Just bought Stephen Hawkin's last book. "Short answers to big questions" (or thereabouts]
Apart from the fact it gives my brain an ache, I am not altogether sure I understand some of it. However, he ends up on a cheery note that makes me feel grateful that I shall not be around in about 30 years when it all goes tits up.
EG, Global warming will lift sea levels but the release of CO2 as this takes place will envelope the atmosphere. Thus , the planets surface temperature will rise to over 250 degrees Celsius, hotter than Venus. Sleep tight!

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... the planets surface temperature will rise to over 250 degrees Celsius, ...

As the boiling point of water is 100C the question is probably moot.

Plus people would die en mass if the temperature was constantly higher than body heat...about 32C.

So, give a few months at a constant 50C and most will be dead. The water will have evaporated in many places and the food dried up.

Of course, Global Warming is 'false news', isn't it, Donald.

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p.s. All you folks in places like Arizona are already living close to the edge.
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tuesdays child wrote:Just bought Stephen Hawkin's last book. "Short answers to big questions"
I have just ordered his Black Holes - the Leith Lectures, looking forward to reading it. (I'm fascinated by black holes!)

Also ordered The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, and Khalil Gibran's The Prophet (for my son). All from the Book Depository - great prices & free delivery. 8-)

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Citroen Saxo workshop manual.

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I'm reading "The Power Of Now" by Eckhart Tolle.
It is a spiritual enlightenment book that gives instruction how to separate (in your head) You from your thought processes (called The Thinker).
It is quite interesting.
Its easy to read and instructive and I'm starting to be able to control the part of me that nags, worries and thinks all the time (mostly of the past and fears for the future).

Hopefully it will allow me to enjoy the NOW rather than dreaming in the past and worrying about the future which seems all too common in old age.
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Maybe Jordan Peterson is your man.

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Depending on Gazman's character, Tolle the mystic is probably better for him than Peterson the clinical psychologist.
Be here now, folks! :greennod:

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Gazman.

..It is a spiritual enlightenment book that gives instruction how to separate (in your head) You from your thought processes (called The Thinker)...

I never could work out how one is supposed to do that.

Tomorrow I will call in the library and see if they have that book.

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Sorry for not replying earlier.
I have just finished reading the book and have started to read it again with greater understanding.
The book's message rings a lot of bells in my head TBH.

I've read Freud's Interpretation Of Dreams many times and "The Power Of Now" has enhanced what I previously understood of my thought processes.
Also I now realise that I have tacitly agreed with the message subconsciously for a long time but never consciously acknowledged it.

It is interesting watching the "Thinker" in my head as it attempts to control my "Being" but it is hard to maintain the separation.
It is early days.
The book for the most part is a selection of suggestions as to how to achieve the goal of long-term separation of the Watcher" (the real me or "Being") from the "Thinker" to give inner contentment and wellbeing.
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There are lots of videos of Eckhart Tolle on Youtube. He is fascinating.

I also have his book about our relationship with animal friends, and have given it to several people "Guardians of Being". I have found it a help while grieving ...
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Thank you aardvark, I'm listening to one of the YouTube videos right now.
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"All that remains" by Professor Dame Sue Black . Part biographical -part philosophical on the subject of death in all its guises . Easy to read but not always an easy read .
Our foremost forensic anthropologist , technically fascinating , dryly funny and gently educational . I saw a review when it won an award and arranged to receive it for Christmas , I've just read it over a couple of evenings

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Not sure if anyone looks in here these days but I enjoyed this book so much that I wanted to let everyone know about it. The title is The Letter and it was written by Kathryn Hughes - also available as eBook.

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